May 30, 2012 Mitt Romney is officially the GOP candidate, having clinched Texas the deal is done. The GOP campaign, especially in its early days, must have damaged itself more than the Democratic opposition and incumbent President Obama.
Romney has been the GOP nomination in all but name for some weeks. This has meant that the Republican Party and Romney's team have finally begun to attack the opposition. Political debate will be what decides floating voters. Whilst many people may be die hard Democratic or Republican voters there are always plenty of unsure voters. Some of these may not decide who to vote for until the seventh hour. Some even go to the polls undecided.
Whoever wins the US 2012 election will have a job and a half in the coming four years. It could be that in line with European elections it is off with the old and on with the new. Europeans have tended to blame their incumbent leaders for financial and economic woes.
It is always hard for the people to decide what is rhetoric and propaganda and what has at least a semblance of truth. Campaign managers are good with words. It is part of what they are paid to do. This means that the same "truth" can be written many different ways. In the end too many people may choose not to vote classing all politicians as bad as each other.
However without using your vote how can you complain when legislation does not suit?
Mitt Romney is a wealthy man. Wealth does not have to mean though that he does not have the ordinary man, woman and child at heart. Philanthropic individuals have the well being of others at heart after all. In Mr Romney's case though that would not seem to be a fair assumption. Apart from his own wealth all you need to do is look at who is backing and funding his obscenely expensive election campaign. Corporations do not stump up vast sums of money for nothing. Remember he who pays the piper calls the tune.
US lengthy election campaigns cost money. As we have said before it is almost as if someone buys their way into the White House. That cannot be good politics. When it is third party business corporations it could be disastrous.